Lunar Eclipse: Totality

I woke up those who had asked to be woken up. Ribby, Duchess, Ginger and Pickles. Ginger said he was tired and wanted to sleep. The other three came outside, Pickles carried out in a blanket. I loved looking at the wonder on his face (the only visible part of him) as he gazed at the reddening moon. We looked at the moon through binoculars too. Father said what I was thinking: that the moon looked so three-dimensional. You know academically that the moon is a sphere, but until you’ve seen it like this, you realize that you’ve never seen it, just taken it on faith. Well, let me tell you: it’s a sphere.
I changed setting multiple times but never got a good, clear picture of the moon in totality. Not having a tripod was hampering, but I jury-rigged one by leaning the camera on the binoculars. Oh well.
{all pictures taken between 1:35 and 2:00}

{2:15}
A tired (but satisfied) me.

6 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse: Totality

  1. Wonderful pictures! Our crazy (lunatic?) dog woke us up right around 2 o'clock. She was out in the yard howling at the sky, just like she knew there was something unusual going on. The thing is, we had an overcast sky last night and couldn't see a thing. Weird, isn't it?

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  2. Thank you so much for posting the pictures!! It was all cloudy here and we couldn't see a thing.

    It was during a lunar eclipse when we discovered that my oldest needed glasses – he was so frustrated that he couldn't see anything at the time (he was actually crying)! I started thinking, “What if he CAN'T see?” When we went back inside I asked him to read the clock across the room – which he couldn't see – then I put my glasses on his face and he was so surprised! 🙂 We set up an eye appointment the next day… 🙂 I'm glad your kiddos will be seeing clearly soon too!

    ~Nonna 🙂

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